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Waking Acer laptop from sleep w/ USB keyboard.

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February 22, 2012 3:49:36 AM

Hi,

This site has been very good to me with having the answers before I even ask them. I think I finally have an issue that is strange enough that it hasn't been asked before.

I have an Acer laptop running Win 7. I have all the settings so that the laptop will wake from sleep with the external keyboard and mouse. The strange thing is that when the lid is closed it will not wake up from sleep mode. When the lid is open, it's no problem and it wakes up just fine.

It's taken me quite a while to narrow down the problem to that. All the bios setting, power management etc. are set correctly and it does wake up when the lid is open. Unfortunately this does little for me because I want the laptop stored with its lid closed on the side of my desk.

Since I'm approaching the 6th hour of tackling this problem, any insights would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.


February 25, 2012 9:55:15 PM

_DTK_ said:
Hi,

The strange thing is that when the lid is closed it will not wake up from sleep mode. When the lid is open, it's no problem and it wakes up just fine.


Control panel --> Power options --> change when the computer sleeps -->Change advanced settings -->Power buttons and lids --->lid close action --> SELECT "Do nothing"
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March 4, 2012 4:25:16 AM

vpony said:
Control panel --> Power options --> change when the computer sleeps -->Change advanced settings -->Power buttons and lids --->lid close action --> SELECT "Do nothing"



I already tried this and it has been my setting from the start.
For whatever reason, it still won't wake up when the lid is closed and I press keys on an external USB keyboard.
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March 4, 2012 11:42:01 AM

got the same problem here..

plus the BIOS doesn't have a USB-power/sleep option

Aspire s3
USB Keyboard - Logitech K400
HDMI to LCD
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March 4, 2012 11:54:08 PM

Martin Eriksson said:
got the same problem here..

plus the BIOS doesn't have a USB-power/sleep option

Aspire s3
USB Keyboard - Logitech K400
HDMI to LCD


Thanks Martin.

I saw (didn't see) that in the bios as well.

Since the sleep and wake up by USB keyboard worked when the lid was cracked a little over an inch high, I thought there might be a way around it.
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March 15, 2012 12:08:42 AM

Best answer selected by _DTK_.
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